YouTube Downloader

YouTube Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 3835 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    142,650,224
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 17, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    102.35KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    267,372
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This simple freeware application works pretty well, given how basic the interface is. It has two main features: to download FLV files from YouTube, and to convert them to most major formats. If there's a YouTube URL in your clipboard, it will automatically paste it for you when you click on the dialog box. From there, just hit OK and the downloading will commence. One more left-click is all it takes to load the file in the converter, which supports iPhone, iPod, PSP, cell phone, AVI, MP3, WMV, and Xvid. Surprisingly, there's also a basic video editor for cropping videos by time stamp. You can also cut out the sound when converting.

This is one of the lightest editors around, but the simplistic interface belies its functionality and it performs exactly as advertised. We'd like to see support in future editions for hunting down missing codecs, and version 2.1.5 and earlier won't work because of embed code changes on YouTube itself. Still, the YouTube Downloader is proof that not only is video-making accessible to everyone, so is video downloading and editing.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 3835 votes

    • 5 star 1405
    • 4 star 976
    • 3 star 387
    • 2 star 196
    • 1 star 871
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1 stars

"It never worked for me."

December 12, 2009  |  By carolweldon

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.1

Pros

The only thing I liked about this app is the description of its features.

Cons

I don't like anything. It would not work for me.

Summary

There are so few videos that I'm interested in seeing again. So downloading isn't a
major priority to me. Occasionally I've found a video in music or "how to" that I wanted for further reference, but everytime I'd try this downloader it would not work! It kept telling me that FLASH was not found. I do have and have had the Version 10 Active X and the Version 10 Plug In. I finally un-installed YouTube as my RealPlayer does a fine job.

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4 stars

"simple to use"

October 11, 2009  |  By kelfrog64

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.1

Pros

easy to install and use- user-friendly format.

Cons

the update thing....Can understand, but it is still a hassle.

Summary

easy to use right away, not a lot to it- which is a good thing !
Over-all, loses 1 star for update frequency, but that's really hacker's fault, not the app.

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4 stars

"Works as billed. Need player or need to convert videos"

October 11, 2009  |  By altrainert

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.1

Pros

Works well

Cons

Must update constantly. Youtube keeps changing to prevent downloads. Need version 2.5.2 now, even.

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5 stars

"Seriously, great product and extremely easy to use!"

October 09, 2009  |  By Kitsunegirl

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.1

Pros

Easy to use, No viruses, you can choose whether to have a toolbar or not.

Cons

I really cannot find any Cons yet. Maybe the format it comes in? I would prefer WMA Format but it came out in MPG4 format and works great. Crystal clear....This is the cons section still LOL

Summary

Okay. I was really sketchy about downloading something like this and I saw a lot of good reviews but some about viruses. I was really nervous as I've had nasty viruses in my past and didn't want to risk it again, though I went for it anyway. It is a really fast download, and really..it's super easy to use. Comes out in GREAT quality, NO viruses, I didn't attach the toolbar so it's almost like my little ninja YouTube Downloader in the backround! ;)
No one should really fear using this product, unless they fear having great quality videos. With quicktime player you can watch basically any video you download. Really really highly recommend it to anyone who has that video on youtube they want but can't find it anywhere else to download! You'll love it, really!

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5 stars

"The best Downloader"

October 07, 2009  |  By mbarcenas53

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.1

Pros

The software ia very easy to use, and downlods very fast in one word Fantastic!

Cons

I can not find any con in this software

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5 stars

"Great Software, recommend to everyone"

October 07, 2009  |  By vanlangvn

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.1

Pros

Finally!!! found one that actually works...and with good video quality, similar to the original youtube video. This is a GREAT little software, much better than others that I have tried in the past. It's easy to use, efficient, and fast download.

Cons

Have not found one... but what is important is that it works.

Summary

Try it...you will like it.

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4 stars

"well,its the best i have ever used"

October 06, 2009  |  By maxlino

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.1

Pros

verry efficient,fast and safe

Cons

it is very superb compare to other softwares

Summary

just keep on doing the good work

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5 stars

"I thing is very good"

October 06, 2009  |  By j_love_69

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.1

Pros

Is realy fast

Cons

I like everything

Summary

Is my first time and I thing is incredible

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1 stars

"ALL POSITIVE REVIEWS ARE BOGUS"

October 06, 2009  |  By liarsandfrauders

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.1

Pros

This trojan horse installs adware and some toolbars to your Internet explorer but NEVER DO what you need. Error #1400 at address $00E0F620588A.

Cons

So don't work, don't download it. Look for some product from serious company.

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5 stars

"very gud for share tis product"

October 05, 2009  |  By josephlolx

 |  Version: YouTube Downloader 2.5.1

Pros

gud,nice,cool

Cons

i like its very much

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.1
Version 2.5.1 fixes downloading age-restricted videos from YouTube plus a few other bugs in the download and conversion processes.
General
Publisher GreenTree Applications
Publisher web site http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/
Release Date September 17, 2009
Date Added September 17, 2009
Version 2.5.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 102.35KB
File Name YTDSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 142,650,224
Downloads Last Week 267,372
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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